Friday, September 22, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 10/4/17

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, OCTOBER 4, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

Program:
GUILLAUME LEKEU 
Sonata for piano and violin in G major, Sz.23
CLAUDE DEBUSSY  
Beau Soir (arr. J. Heifetz)


JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
CHARLES FIERRO - piano

Read about Lekeu:

Please scroll down for artist bios.

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206

INFO:
Please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office)
or email glendalesda@gmail.com
General info & parking:
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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

OCTOBER 18, 2017
JONATHAN FLAKSMAN Solo Cello Recital
Works by J.S. BACH & JONATHAN FLAKSMAN 

NOVEMBER 1, 2017
CALICO WINDS:
A resident ensemble at the Glendale Noon Concerts 
NOVEMBER 15, 2017
BELA BARTOK Piano Quintet in C major, Sz.23
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE with the
Lynx Quartet:
NANCY ROTH - violin
JACQUELINE SUZUKI -violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola
CLEMENT CHOW -  guest cellist
http://earsense.org/chamberbase/works/detail/?pkey=957 
http://www.sunsetchamberfest.com/brendanwhite/


DECEMBER 6, 2017
DEREK STEIN Solo Cello Recital
http://www.derekstein.com 

 
DECEMBER 20, 2017
HAROUT SENEKEREMIAN Solo Piano Recital
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/alkanian

JANUARY 3, 2018
Oboist CATHERINE DEL RUSSO & Friends

JANUARY 17, 2018
MARY ANNE STEINBERGER Cello Recital

FEBRUARY 7, 2018
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.80
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

FEBRUARY 21, 2018
JOHANA KREJCI Violin Recital

MARCH 7, 2018
Mishkar Núñez-Fredell
Medieval music program

MARCH 21, 2017
NANCY FIERRO  Piano Recital 

CONCERT UPDATES:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/


Artist bios:
  JACQUELINE SUZUKI, violin, is a longtime member of the Long Beach and Santa Barbara Symphonies. A native of San Francisco, she began her earliest chamber music studies on scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory. She has performance degrees from the Mannes College of Music (BM), where she studied with William Kroll, and the California Institute of the Arts (MFA).
As a Los Angeles freelancer, she has performed with many ensembles and in many genres, from rock, jazz, Latin and Arabic, to playing in the pit for the Bolshoi Ballet and onstage with the Three Tenors. She has recorded with diverse artists: Snoop Dogg, Neil Sedaka, Leonard Cohen, Whitney Houston, Bocelli, Lalo Schifrin, McCoy Tyner, Placido Domingo and many others, and appears on recordings by the Long Beach, Santa Barbara and Pacific Symphonies. She has spent summers at the Peter Britt, Oregon Coast, Carmel Bach and Cabrillo Festivals and has performed in a string quartet “in residence” on a raft trip down the Green River in Utah. Tours have taken her many times to Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and throughout the US. She initiated and curates the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com and also the Edendale Up Close Concerts: http://edendaleupclose.blogspot.com

One of Southern California's leading pianists, Charles Fierro has made concert tours for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council and has given more than 25 concerto performances with orchestras.  He has appeared twice at the National Gallery of Art and the Dumbarton Oaks Foundation in Washington, D.C.  In 1976 he played the American Bicentennial Recital at the Palace of Fontainebleau in France on the personal invitation of the legendary musician, Nadia Boulanger.  He has interpreted the music of Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg and Liszt at the Ojai Festivals and performed more than a dozen times at the prestigious Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, presenting the American premieres of important new works. 

His debut for Nonesuch Records was named “Critics’ Choice” for five consecutive months by High Fidelity Magazine.  His recording of the piano music of Aaron Copland was made under the auspices of the composer himself.  For Delos International, he has recorded MacDowell's Sonata Eroica and Twelve Virtuoso Etudes. For Nonesuch, he has recorded MacDowell's Keltic SonataSea Pieces, and Woodland Sketches and the world premiere recording of MacDowell's First Modern Suite. 

Current repertoire includes the major works of Aaron Copland; Hindemith's complete Ludus Tonalis and Three Piano Sonatas; the Debussy Preludes Book 1 and the major chamber works of Guillaume Lekeu.

 As Professor of Music at California State University Northridge, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award.  An experienced adjudicator, he is known for his inspiring master classes in all aspects of the piano repertory.  He has lectured at the New England Conservatory (Boston) and the Colburn Conservatory (Los Angeles) and taught at the Image International Music Festival. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Paderewski Music Society.  He is also the author of numerous published articles on musical subjects, as well as chamber music reviews which have appeared in the international press. 

Charles Fierro studied piano with Lillian Steuber, Adele Marcus and Joanna Graudan and musicology and conducting with composer Ingolf Dahl, whose major piano works he has recorded on the Orion label.  He holds a Doctorate of Music “with Distinction” from the University of Southern California. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 9/20/17

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

ERGO MUSICA:
Ensemble in Residence at the Glendale Noon Concerts.
Original instrument concerts curated by ADRIANA ZOPPO

Program: 

Bach French Suite #5 for harpsichord

Scarlatti Sonata in C K. 159 for harpsichord

Corelli Violin Sonata Op. 5, No.8

Geminiani Violin Sonata Op. 1, No.3

Adriana Zoppo - baroque violin

Jeffrey Lavner - harpsichord

http://www.ergomusica.com 
Please scroll down for artist bios.

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206

INFO:
Please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office)
or email glendalesda@gmail.com
General info & parking:
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)
 http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/


Artist bios:

Adriana Zoppo performs on the violin, viola, baroque violin, baroque viola, and the unusual and rarely heard viola d’amore. She plays with many southland ensembles including Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Baroque Players, Bach Collegium San Diego, the Corona del Mar Baroque Festival and the Santa Barbara Symphony, and is Director/Curator of the Glendale Noon Concerts’ early music sub-series featuring her ensemble Ergo Musica. As a freelancer, Adriana plays for many different events, such as for film and TV, video games, solo artist recordings, and live shows of all musical styles and genres. She has recently played for the Broadway shows “Amelie”  and “An American in Paris”, and currently plays for “Hamilton.”

Jeffrey Lavner’s musical career began as a jazz pianist playing professionally at the age of 15. He received a BMus in Piano Performance, studying with George Pappastavrou at Syracuse University, where he was awarded The Lena Fausey Prize for outstanding undergraduate pianist. He continued his studies with Gabriel Chodos and Bela Nagy before moving to the West Coast. Lavner received his MM in Piano Performance under Daniel Pollack at USC, and received the June Davidson Award for outstanding graduate. While at USC, he recorded the piano music of Ellis Kohs, under the composer’s supervision. He continued his harpsichord studies with Malcolm Hamilton, and William Neil Roberts. Lavner served as harpsichordist for Harmonia Baroque, and is currently performing with the Los Angeles Baroque Players. He has performed frequently in the SoCal area, with performances at LACMA, the Norton Simon Museum, the Getty, and Huntington Library. Previously on the faculties of Santa Monica College, and Golden West College, he is currently chair of the Piano Department for the Colburn Community School. Lavner also teaches piano at the Colburn Academy and keyboard harmony at the Colburn Conservatory.